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Royal Assassin Audiobook

Royal Assassin: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and when he returns to the court, he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life.

With the king near death, and Fitz's only ally off on a seemingly hopeless quest, the throne itself is threatened.

Meanwhile, the treacherous Red Ship Raiders have renewed their attacks on the Six Duchies, slaughtering the inhabitants of entire seaside towns. In this time of great peril, it soon becomes clear that the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz's hands - and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.

©1999 Robin Hobb (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

“Hobb manages to create a kingdom that looks like a fairy tale but feels like the real world---which makes it almost impossible not to become immersed in Hobb's fantasy epic.” (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Cody Douglass Cerny 04-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't Do It"
    Would you try another book from Robin Hobb and/or Paul Boehmer?

    absolutely not


    Has Royal Assassin turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    How could the performance have been better?

    It was just OK


    What character would you cut from Royal Assassin?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    If I could return this book I would have.

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    E Goodling 04-16-15
    E Goodling 04-16-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Enjoyable, but more of the same"

    At this point I'm invested in the characters and I am enjoying their tale, however this still feels like ground well covered. The occasional transcendent passage is a pleasure to stumble on but don't expect to be blown away by the writing as a whole.

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    Amazon Customer 04-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Had me enthralled the whole story through."

    Love the main character. Hate the villain with a passion. Narrative is one of best I've ever heard..

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    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 03-28-15
    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 03-28-15 Member Since 2007

    Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.

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    "I'm Hooked"

    There is something addictive about this series. It might be the characters, or the weaving of stories and plotlines, or the narrator; but it is more likely the intersection of all three. Are there slow parts? Yes. Does the hero (and heroine, also) make stupifying choices? Yes. Is the book slow in sections? Yes, and the reason for my 4 stars only for the story. Did this hamper my sheer enjoyment? Not in the least.

    I could spend time summarizing the plot, but so many others have done that quite aptly that I see no purpose in repeating their reviews. I recommend reading the reviews written by those who embraced the sad, the uplifting and the inexplicable elements of this book (and series). There are also negative reviews, but I'm hard put to find them accurately descriptive of these books.

    When I've finished the 3rd installment in this series, I will miss spending time with these characters.

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    Michael 02-23-15
    Michael 02-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very exciting!"

    Starts off slow building up to an epic climax! Cant wait to see how this fantastic series ends!
    Awesome book

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    J. Wilson Franklin, PA United States 02-20-15
    J. Wilson Franklin, PA United States 02-20-15 Member Since 2014

    yufasa

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    "Tedious"

    It was a tremendous struggle to get through this audiobook. Books are supposed to be entertaining, not a struggle.

    The overall story arc in itself is good and grips the imagination, but the endless monologs, self pitying and logic that just hurts your head is just too much.

    Throw in on top of it the estrogen filled Molly arc and the book is just not worth the effort.

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    Hank 02-19-15
    Hank 02-19-15
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    "Not the way to end"

    I could not stop listening. But the twists and turns were maddeningly. Now I have to buy the next book.

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    Wendall M. Barclay 02-17-15
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed this book."

    It's official.....I like Robin Hobb's style of writing! I do a lot of driving and I love listening to a good long book that will take days or even weeks to listen to. "The Way Of Kings" is still my favorite audiobook, but this series has some real potential to change that.

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    Sam Abbot 02-08-15
    Sam Abbot 02-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great!"

    An excellent book excellently delivered! I look forward to the next chapter , Assassin's Quest !

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    Danny 01-27-15
    Danny 01-27-15
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    "astounding work"

    I honestly cant get enough. Hobb is a master storyteller, whose characters are real and believable. full of faults, and amazing all the same. the narrator is obviously into tge story and does a good job of varying voices and inflections. this marks the 4th time ive listened, and it will by no means be the last.

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